Rotation taking a toll of Black Caps: Vettori

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

WELLINGTON - New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori and coach John Wright don’t appear to be on the same page as far as the rotation policy being applied to the Black Caps is concerned.

The left arm spinner said that he believed that the rotation policy is taking a toll of Black Cap plans ahead of next month’s World Cup in the Indian subcontinent.

He appeared to be commenting on the selectors decision to bench fast bowler Kyle Mills for the Wellington and Queenstown one-dayers against Pakistan. It was another matter that Mills played in Christchurch where he took 2-61.

“Kyle’s always been an important part of the one-day team. On the three subcontinent tours he was our highest wicket-taker and one of our highest run scorers as well. He’s not in the 12 for this game but we’re hoping to get him a couple of chances later in the series because he has bowled so well for us for a long time,” quoted Vettori, as saying.

Selectors Mark Greatbatch, Glenn Turner and Lance Cairns named their 12 yesterday without Mills, Franklin and Luke Woodcock.

Vettori also said that the omission of James Franklin was a tough call.

“It’s incredibly tough on James. He was our best batsman in India and we need performances from a guy like him. We want to see him do well as soon as we can,” he said. (ANI)

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